Healthy Behaviors

Books on Healthy Behaviors

50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food
by Susan Albers
Author Susan Albers offers a number of skills and ways to put yourself at ease in times of stress, and avoid using food as a coping mechanism. She focuses on healthy behaviors to help people who overeat in stressful times.
218 pages, paperback, 2009
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The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
By Sonya Renee Taylor
160 pages, paperback, 2018
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The Comprehensive Learning Teaching Handout Series for Eating Disorders
By Sandra Kronberg
50 handouts, CD (PDF format), 2009

Eating Disorders on the Wire: Music and Metaphor as Pathways to Recovery w/ accompanying CD
By Jenn Friedman
78 pages, paperback, 2014

Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life
By Jenna Hollenstein
248 pages, paper, 2019
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Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat
By Michele May
People who struggle with the eat-repent-repeat cycle often react emotionally or mindlessly to unrecognized or unexamined triggers, thoughts, and feelings. In other words, they re-act—repeating past actions again and again—feeling powerless to change. Mindful eating brings nonjudgmental awareness to these patterns, creating space between triggers and actions, and empowering you to break old ineffective, habitual chain reactions. Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat uses the Mindful Eating Cycle to bring intention and attention to the entire eating process so you’ll be in charge of your decisions—without restriction, deprivation, or guilt.
406 pages, paper, 2011
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Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating
By Michele May & Kari Anderson
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating offers a step-by-step process for self-discovery and healing your relationship with food and your body. Using the Mindful Eating Cycle as your guide, you’ll learn new ways to manage the physical, emotional, and environmental stresses you encounter each day without bingeing. You’ll finally understand the reasons you binge and how to better address your needs. Instead of trying follow rigid rules created by experts, you’ll become the expert on you. You’ll relearn how to listen to your body to determine when, what, and how much you need to eat. Eating will become pleasurable again, free of bingeing or guilt. You’ll discover that you can enjoy food and nourish your body at the same time. More important, you will learn how to use your energy to care for yourself fully and live the vibrant life you crave.
194 pages, paperback, 2004
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Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful (workbook)
By Susan Albers
200 pages, paperback, 2009
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Eating Mindfully
By Susan Albers
168 pages, paperback, 2003
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Eat Q: Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence
By Susan Albers
320 pages, hardcover/paperback, 2013
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Embody: Learning to Love your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!)
By Connie Sobczak
288 pages, paperback, 2014
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The Exercise Balance : What’s Too Much, What’s Too Little, and What’s Just Right for You!
By Pauline Powers and Ron Thompson
“Exercise” is a behavior that is viewed positively by most people as a means to improve physical and psychological health. In fact, some people think that one cannot get too much of this “good thing” called exercise.  “Balance” is another concept that virtually always carries a positive connotation. It is interesting to note that despite consensus on the “goodness” of exercise and balance, many individuals have difficulty finding a balance with their exercise. That is, some seem to have a need to do too much while others cannot seem to get motivated to do enough. The Exercise Balance provides readers not only with information regarding identification of the subtle nuances of their exercise imbalance but also with practical strategies for overcoming them.
300 pages, paperback, 2008
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Food to Eat : Guided, Hopeful & Trusted Recipes for Eating Disorder Recovery
By Lori Lieberman & Cate Sangster
127 pages, paperback, 2012
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Free To Be: The Non-Diet Path to Peace with Food and Body
By Ashley Heintzelman & Shana Arnhold
65 pages, paperback, 2019
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Intuitive Eating : A Revolutionary Program That Works
By Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch
Intuitive Eating is an evidence-based model created originally by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in 1995.  Research shows that Intuitive Eaters have higher self-esteem, better well-being and optimism, greater psychological hardiness, more pleasure from eating, better coping skills, and the list goes on and on.   The third and newest edition of their groundbreaking book includes a complete update, with two new additional chapters. Health professionals will appreciate the new chapter on the exciting studies on Intuitive Eating.  And families will enjoy the information on how to raise an Intuitive Eater.
Intuitive Eating focuses on finding satisfaction in eating, which happens if you eat when moderately hungry, rather than ravenous or not yet hungry.  Also, eating the foods you love, with attunement (and without judgment), in an enticing environment, will lead to optimal satisfaction. You will learn that using food to cope, only serves to push feelings further down, rather than resolving them. Ultimately, Intuitive Eating will help you make peace with food, and  increase the joy in your relationship with food, and your mind and body!
344 pages, paperback, 2012
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The Journey Toward Freedom : Rediscovering the Pleasure of Normal Eating
By Kate Butitta & Marna Canterbury
91 pages, paperback, 2006
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Mindful & Mindless Eating (audio CD): Guided Meditations to Become Lighter with Food
By Robin Maynard-Dobbs
65 mins
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Mindful Eating : A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food
By Jan Chozen Bays
240 pages, paperback, 2009
Includes audio CD
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The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solutions: Proven strategies to end overeating, satisfy your hunger & savor your life
By Lynn Rossy, PhD
232 pages, paperback, 2016
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Mindsight : The New Science of Personal Transformation
By Daniel J. Siegel
Mindsight explores the way in which integrating our brains and our relationships can promote well-being in our lives. By exploring everyday life examples and case histories, the book offers an in depth view of how to transform your life toward well-being.
336 pages, paperback, 2010
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Nice Girls Finish Fat: Put Yourself First and Change Your Eating Forever
By Karen R. Koenig
Nice girls often develop eating problems because they’re so busy taking care of and pleasing others and doing everything perfectly, that they forget about being nice to themselves. Instead of taking care of themselves physically and emotionally, they turn to food for comfort and to cope with stress. Learning how to set boundaries, stand up for themselves, give up perfectionism, and end approval-seeking, reduces stress and improves their relationship with food. It’s time too stop coloring with only the “nice” crayon, and start using all the other crayons in the box.
254 pages, paperback, 2009
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Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Reclaiming Your Life
By Fugen Neziroglu, Sony Khemlani-Patel, Melanie T. Santos
207 pages, paperback, 2012
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Reinventing the Meal : how mindfulness can help you slow down, savor the moment & reconnect with the ritual of eating
By Pavel G. Somov
203 pages, paperback, 2012
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The Rules of “Normal” Eating : A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between!
By Karen Koenig
When you feel out of control around food, you may turn to dieting for structure and guidelines to eat rationally.  The Rules of “Normal” Eating provides those guidelines and more by showing you how to use natural appetite signals to eat exactly what and how much is right for your body.  It teaches you how to create a healthy and sane belief system for eating and weight, and explains the simple practice of using hunger, cravings, awareness, fullness, and satisfaction to feed your unique appetite.  Wise and funny, this will be your go-to book for developing a positive, healthy relationship with food and your body.
240 pages, paperback, 2005
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Yoga and Eating Disorders: Ancient Healing for Modern Illness
By Carolyn Costin & Joe Kelly
Read our exclusive interview by clicking here
228 pages, hardcover/paperback, 2016
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